Asha for Education Logo Usha Kiran Eye Hospital
, Mysore District
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Project Steward
Prashanth Hande
phhande AT yahoo DOT com
Project Partner(s)
K Venkatasubbiah
ukeh AT rediffmail DOT com
Project Address
Usha Kiran Eye Trust
No 4. 3rd Main, 5th Cross
Saraswathipuram, Mysore District
Tel: 91-821-545855
Funds Disbursed

Total = $3,000

TOTAL: $3,000.00
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Project Description

The goal of UKEH through this project is to ensure that EVERY government school - primary, middle and high in the district of Mysore and Hassan is provided eye care and in all required cases the required medication/surgery is provided free of cost. This project, by no means, will be a significant achievement - a first of its kind, and would require substantial resources. In all these activities the doctors services are always free and the donations/project funding goes towards covering the expenses of other aspects of the activity like providing food, medicines,
transportation, etc.
The funding provided by Asha will be used for buying eye glasses for 600 children.

Purpose / Goals

To provide expenses for eye glasses for 600 children.

Organization Description

UKEH was established primarily in Mysore, away from commercial Bangalore as it is more accessible to the poor people in the districts of Mysore and Hassan. Eye care, including any required operations is provided free of cost at UKEH hospital and also includes any required post operative care and food. Every week two camps are held in rural areas. In each of these camps about 250 patients are examined and treated free and about 20/25 needy patients requiring cataract surgery are brought to hospital. They are operated upon for cataract in the cleaner environment of the operation theater. All patients receive intra-ocular lens (IOL). They stay in the hospital for 2/3 days for post-operative care. Food, medicine, glasses, accommodation and transport are given free for the operated patients.As on 3/31/2002, Usha Kiran has conducted over 5000 free IOL surgeries and treated/screened over ten times this number of patients. To mark the occasion Usha Kiran and Rotary West, Mysore held afunction at Mysore on April 18th 2002. From 1997 doctors and staff from Usha Kiran are giving free service at Poonamchand Sethi Eye hospital at Shravanabelgola, Hassan district, karnataka, run under the able leadership of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Karmayogi Charukeerthi Bhattarak Swamiji -

Project Type: Community Awareness Programs (description)

Additional Information

Usha Kiran Eye Hospital has been run by Dr. Ravishankar and his wife Dr. Uma Ravishankar, both of whom are world class eye surgeons who have opted to settle in the small town of Mysore making world class eye care accessible to the common people in and around the districts of Mysore and Hassan. Trained at Shankar Netralaya, Chennai and equiped with a hospital with facilities on par with those in the US and Europe, free eye care has been accessible for the poor right in their neighbourhood. Both Dr Ravishankar and his wife have attained the highest level of super specializations in their area of eye care, surgery and other related areas.
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